Australasian Housing Institute

David Adamson

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Dave AdamsonDave Adamson is Research and Development Manager at Compass Housing and  an Emeritus Professor at The University of South Wales, UK. 

Prior to joining Compass he was the founding CEO of the Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales where he advised and worked with 4 Ministers for Housing and Regeneration in the Welsh Government. He was until joining Compass Housing a member of the Welsh Government Minister for Poverty , Tackling Poverty External Advisory Group.  He has been a member of five Ministerial Task and Finish Advisory Groups in housing and related policy areas. He has conducted policy review and analysis for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and for Welsh Government, authoring for the latter the Communities First regeneration policy which is in its 14 year of operation and has delivered almost $2 billion funding to community and housing organisations. 

In 2009 he was awarded an OBE for his services to regeneration.